"What happens to your warranty if a company goes out of business?"

By admin - Published on Monday, 19 June 2017 08:12

"What happens to a warranty

Customers may feel uneasy based on recent history.

Ben Moss, a Canadian jewelry company that went into liquidation last August, told customers that their lifetime warranties would no longer be honoured.

But Katherine Hutt, national spokesperson for the Better Business Bureau, says that warranties are usually accounted for when a company is undergoing a restructuring.

“In general, warranties are liabilities of a company and are factored into bankruptcy proceedings,” said Hutt.

....... Has the company offering the initial warranty declared bankruptcy? If so, verify on the Superintendent of Bankruptcy Canada Outreach and Complaints site or by calling (toll free) 1-877-376-9902.

Malhi says that if no trustee is appointed in a bankruptcy case, consumers may wish to consult with a lawyer to see if they have any legal right to compensation. In Ontario, they can also contact Consumer Protection Ontario toll free at 1-800-889-9768"

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"Vulnerable residents 'trapped' in interim care home"

By admin - Published on Monday, 19 June 2017 08:10

"An incontinent man with Alzheimer's repeatedly left in soiled clothes. A head injury not reported to the patient's family. Seniors held in an old, deteriorating building with no sprinklers.

The allegations of neglect and substandard care are contained in letters the families of five patients at a nursing home in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., sent to Health Minister Eric Hoskins earlier this month.

The nursing home — Cedarwood Lodge — was opened in 2015 to ease overcrowding at the local hospital by providing temporary stays for alternative-level-of-care patients — those taking up hospital beds because they can't live independently and don't yet have permanent care arrangements."

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"Ageism. The one prejudice we aren’t afraid to flaunt: Teitel"

By admin - Published on Friday, 19 May 2017 15:29

"What’s lost in the housing narrative of struggling students and young parents is the reality that Toronto isn’t just expensive for millennials; it’s expensive, period. For young and old and anyone in between. Yet just try to find a roommate in Toronto if you're older than 35, writes Emma Teitel."

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"Inside the Bedrooms Of a U.S. Brothel"

By admin - Published on Friday, 19 May 2017 15:19

"Have you ever wondered what really goes on inside one of Nevada’s legal brothels?

Not because you’ve ever wanted to visit a brothel. You’re just curious, in the same way you might be curious about what it’s really like for a Navy SEAL who has to survive in a swamp with just a straw. It’s exotic and something the majority of us will never experience."

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"Prepare for machine learning"

By owner - Published on Friday, 19 May 2017 15:16

"People like famed physicist Stephen Hawking and Tesla's Elon Musk have issued dark warnings of a world where computers become so sophisticated, so quickly, that humanity loses control of them—and its own destiny as a result.

Yet Peter Norvig, a leading artificial intelligence scientist and a director of research at Google, thinks that's far-fetched. "I don't buy into the killer robot [theory]," he told CNBC this week.

The real worry is how to prepare for the mass elimination of jobs that is surely coming, he said."

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